LNA forces reported they carried out air strikes in GNA-held Misrata earlier today, targeting a munitions depot and armoured vehicles delivered from Turkey. This, only hours after a biscuit factory was bombed in Tripoli killing 10, mostly foreign workers, in what the UN envoy to Libya said might be considered a war crime. The Tripoli government blames the LNA for this strike, which denies its involvement.
Fighting around Tripoli has stalemated in recent weeks, as both sides and their foreign backers, Turkey on the GNA side and the UAE and Egypt on the LNA side, have introduced attack drones and fighter jets (especially on the LNA side). The strikes on the ammunition depot were followed by further explosions, according to residents sharing pictures on social media. The LNA's spokesman said it was attacking Turkish supplied arms, something which Turkey denied, reiterating only its support for a "ceasefire in Libya and the continuation of efforts for a political resolution under the U.N.'s auspices as a topic of priority".
The strike on the factory is one of hundreds of drone attacks in recent months, some of which have killed and harmed innocent civilians. Salame, the UN envoy in Libya, said that the LNA, helped by the UAE, has conducted over 800 drone attacks, while the Tripoli government, backed by Turkey, has conducted around 240 such attacks. He blamed the escalation on the increasing involvement of foreigners and mercenaries.